AMD's new Ryzen 5000 G-Series Desktop chips bet big on GPU

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On a day chalked full of computer news, AMD joined the crowd and announced its Ryzen 5000 G-Series Desktop Processors with Radeon Graphics.

According to AMD the new Ryzen 5000 G-Series desktop processors dial in at 7nm with 8 cores and Zen 3 processing for improved 1080P gaming, native HDR, and 4K streaming support, and up to 16 threads with 4.6GHz Max boost clock.

AMD introduced six new Ryzen 5000 variants that cover the board from 35W GE to 65W chips and are based on the company's legacy Vega infrastructure for unknown reasons.

AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G

AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700GE

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600G

Graphics Model Graphics Model Graphics Model
Radeon™ Graphics Radeon™ Graphics Radeon™ Graphics
# of CPU Cores # of CPU Cores # of CPU Cores
8 8 6
# of Threads # of Threads # of Threads
16 16 12
Max Boost Clock Max Boost Clock Max Boost Clock
Up to 4.6GHz Up to 4.6GHz Up to 4.4GHz
Base Clock Base Clock Base Clock
3.8GHz 3.2GHz 3.9GHz
Default TDP / TDP Default TDP / TDP Default TDP / TDP
65W 35W 65W

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600GE

AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300G

AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300GE

Graphics Model Graphics Model Graphics Model
Radeon™ Graphics Radeon™ Graphics Radeon™ Graphics
# of CPU Cores # of CPU Cores # of CPU Cores
6 4 4
# of Threads # of Threads # of Threads
12 8 8
Max Boost Clock Max Boost Clock Max Boost Clock
Up to 4.4GHz Up to 4.2GHz Up to 4.2GHz
Base Clock Base Clock Base Clock
3.4GHz 4.0GHz 3.6GHz
Default TDP / TDP Default TDP / TDP Default TDP / TDP
35W 65W 35W

Overall, early impressions appear to be that AMD has made a couple of trade-offs to boost its GPU narrative this time around with the 5000 G-series. First off, the top-billed Ryzen 7 5700G comes in slightly less powerful than AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X with a lower ceiling for max boost clock speeds at 4.6GHz vs 4.7GHz on the 5800X. In addition to less power, the new chip caps the L3 cache at 16MB vs a previous 32MB.

Amd ryzen 5000 cpus

 

Lastly, AMD has halved the TDP draw slowed clock speed for GE versions of the new chipset and interfaces with older PCIe 3.0 interfaces versus PCIe 4.0.

As AMD boasts about its 5000 G-series ability to push creativity and gaming with its integrated GPUs, it'll be interesting to see how devices preloaded with them do for other standard workflows that will seemingly benefit from a year-old architecture.

AMD plans to ship its new chip as pre-installed with OEM device as well as making them available for consumer retail for custom-built desktops sometime this year. A specific retail date for AMD's 5000 G-series hasn't been revealed at this time.

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